Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 182487
system-config-printer sharing with specified subnet not working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
I have a local printer which I wish to share on my LAN via IPP.
I configure it with system-config-printer. Including sharing.
Other machines do not see the queue.
Note: this worked in FC3.
When I look in /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, the subnet CIDR block is mentioned nowhere
(unlike in FC3). Based on the FC3 version, the following things seem to be missing:
[for each queue]
Allow from 188.8.131.52/255.255.255.192
[Global, at end]
The output of "printconf-tui --Xexport" on the FC4 system does mention the LAN
subnet. I have attached a copy.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time that I've tried.
Steps to Reproduce:
6.fill in network address and mask
other machines cannot see the queue
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf does not reflect the network specified
otehr machines can see the queue
/etc/cups/cupsd.conf reflects the network specified
Since system-config-printer overwrites /etc/cups/cupsd.conf every time, it seems
pointless to hand-edit the config file.
Created attachment 125054 [details]
output of printconf-tue --Xexport
Created attachment 125055 [details]
As a work-around, I tried adding sharing for anything on Network devices eth0.
This too made NO change to cupsd.conf.
Then I gave up and said "All hosts". That seems to have caused changes to
cupsd.conf. Remote printing seems to work. Queue changes percolated very
slowly between the machines (something to do with "browsing", I think).
Sounds like rhpl.ethtool isn't working right.
Please change the settings back to 'Network devices eth0', and try this as root:
echo '#!/usr/bin/python' > /tmp/printconf-backend
cat /usr/sbin/printconf-backend >> /tmp/printconf-backend
chmod a+x /tmp/printconf-backend
What does it say?
==== Output: ====
Rebuild forced on command line
Add 'clawlex' configuration to /etc/cups/printers.conf
Add 'clawlex' configuration to /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
PPD generated. Adjusting options.
Set page margins: *ImageableArea Letter/US Letter: "36 36 576 756"
For interfaces: ['@IF(eth0)']
==== end of output ====
Interesting: looks reasonable. The /etc/cups/cupsd.conf reflects this too.
Stupidly, I didn't take a snapshot after I went back to eth0 but before issuing
the commands you requested, so I don't know what fixed the /etc/cupsd.conf.
The first line of /usr/sbin/printconf-backend is "#!/usr/bin/python -O"
so your command sequence effectively just suppressed this -O. Do you suspect
that python optimization is a problem? For what it is worth, I'm using Fedora
Core's python-2.4.1-2 for x86_64.
The '-O' just suppresses these debugging messages. In theory, you just did what
pressing 'Apply' would have done, except for restarting the CUPS daemon.
Strange that it didn't work before.
Given the last couple messages, this sounds irreproducible. I suppose I'll have
to close it, then. Also note that FC4 is no longer supported except for Fedora
Legacy, and s-c-p has been completely rewritten for FC6.